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PADI Scuba Diver










Samui Tides


PADI Scuba Diver


PADI Scuba diver is the first step in becoming a PADI certified diver. You will be learning basic scuba diving techniques and the physiological effects that scuba diving has on our bodies. You will experience the thrill of diving in the open water, passively interact with marine life and feel the freedom and relaxation that diving has to offer.


The PADI Scuba Diver course is a sub-course within the Open Water Diver course. It opens diving to those individuals with time constraints whilst on holiday, and those interested in diving in groups and tours guided by a certified Divemaster, assistant instructor or instructor. It invites these divers to experience diving and encourages them to continue training to the Open Water Diver level and beyond.


During the two open water dives we will take you firstly to one of the shallow coral bays off Koh Tao. Here you will complete some surface skills and get used to diving in an open water environment. At CSI: SAMUI we are never disappointed with the reaction of divers the first time they complete their first open water dive. With some amazing corals, stunning marine life and maybe the odd turtle coming to investigate, wide eyes and broad smiles are what normally greet us once on the surface. During your second dive to a slightly more demanding site, you will be asked to complete a few basic skills that you have learned in your confined water session and once again have the opportunity to explore and discover even more aquatic life.

Questions we are generally asked:

How old do I have to be?

PADI Scuba Diver participants must be 15 years or older and review, complete and sign the PADI student record file including an affirmation of risk and medical history screen before entering the water. PADI Junior Scuba Diver participants must be between the ages of 10 and 14 years old.


What equipment do I need?

Scuba equipment required for the PADI Scuba Diver program is supplied. This includes Mask, Fins & Snorkel, a B.C.D. (buoyancy control devise), Weight system, Tanks, wetsuit and regulator set.


What learning materials do I need?

You will require a PADI Open Water Diver manual. This is included in the price of the course. You could also use PADI e-learning. This is not included in the price of the course but does enable you to complete all the theory section of the PADI Scuba Diver course at you own convenience on-line. Please look at for more details.

What will I learn?

Under the guidance of our PADI Instructor you will be shown the PADI Open Water Diver DVD and be explained in detail the basics of scuba diving and the effects it has on our body. How to take your first breaths under the water and how freely you can move with the scuba equipment. You will learn breathing techniques, buoyancy skills, and mask skills during the confined water session, which will transfer over to the open water section on the program.

How deep do we go?

The Maximum depth of the PADI Scuba Diving program is 12 meters.

How long is the PADI Scuba Diving program?

The PADI Scuba Diver is a two day program

Day 1 is conducted in the classroom and swimming pool. We start at 09:00 giving you an induction into your PADI Scuba Diver course, complete the relevant paperwork, and start you on the first of three knowledge reviews. On completion of the knowledge reviews and quick quizzes we stop for lunch. We then restart with an introduction to the pool session and your first breathes underwater. We generally finish around 15:30 but this does vary depending on individuals learning levels. We work at your pace not ours to ensure you get the very best out of the program.


Day 2 is the open water section of the program. We start our journey to Koh Tao at 08:00 and arrive back to Koh Samui around 15:00. During this time you will be able to take in the beautiful islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao as we travel to our first dive site. After completing our first dive we have a buffet lunch and refreshments on the beach, then after about an hour we head to our second dive site. Once we have completed our second dive we depart back to Koh Samui.

What can I do next?

After completing your PADI Scuba Diver course you will be asked to complete a P.I.C. card to send to PADI to register your achievement. You will also be given a temporary card while your official card is being processed. This certification enables you to dive under the guidance of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Instructor. The next step is the PADI Open Water Diver. Being more than half way already with your PADI Scuba Diver certification this can be achieved in only another 2 days.


If you require any further information on this or any other services we provide please do not hesitate to contact us.


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